How Did Bode Miller's Daughter Die? New Details On The Tragic Death Of The Olympian's 19-Month-Old

How did Bode Miller's daughter die?
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The 19 month old drowned in a neighbor's pool.

How did Bode Miller's daughter die?  Tragic news out of Coto de Caza, California. Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan's 19-month old daughter Emeline "Emmy" Miller drowned in a neighbor's pool over the weekend. Needless to say, Emmy's parents are devastated. The Millers issued the following statement: "Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this." There are no words that can soothe anyone who has lost a child. The sports community has come out in support. Let's take a look at some of the details surrounding this sad event. 


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1. When was Emmy born?

Emeline Grier Miller was born in a home birth in November 2016. He posted a photo on Instagram at the time, captioning it, “It was an amazing day for the Miller family yesterday as we welcomed our baby girl.” Emmy was named after Bode's grandmother.

A post shared by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Nov 6, 2016 at 7:52am PST

2. How many siblings did Emmy have?

Emmy had a three-year-old brother, Nash. Her mom Morgan is also expecting her third child in a few months. Bode has two kids from earlier relationships: a 10-year-old daughter named Neesyn and a 5-year-old son named Samuel. 

A post shared by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Sep 13, 2016 at 3:30pm PDT

3. How it went down.

On Saturday around 6:30pm, paramedics were called to a home in the exclusive Coto de Caza neighborhood. The Orange County Fire Authority tried to resuscitate the young girl. Those efforts were unsuccessful and she was rushed to the emergency room, where she was pronounced dead. The incident is under investigation. 

A post shared by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Mar 5, 2018 at 5:44pm PST

4. The family asked for privacy. 

Yesterday, Bode posted the adorable photo below to his Insta with the caption: "We are beyond devastated. Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday. Never in a million years did we think we would experience a pain like this. Her love, her light, her spirit will never be forgotten. Our little girl loved life and lived it to it’s fullest everyday. Our family respectfully requests privacy during this painful time."

A post shared by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Jun 11, 2018 at 4:07pm PDT


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5. Remind us, who is Bode Miller?

Bode Miller is the most decorated male U.S. skier in history. He has 33 World Cup wins, two overall titles and four world championships. Miller, 40, has six Olympic medals. He won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics in the super-combined. In 2014, he was the oldest alpine skier to win a medal in Sochi. He was 36 at the time.

A post shared by Bode Miller (@millerbode) on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:17pm PST

6. Who is Morgan Miller?

Morgan Miller is Bode's 31-year-old wife. She is a professional beach volleyball player from Newport Beach, California. She played volleyball at the University of California at Berkeley. She married Bode in October 2012. 

A post shared by Morgan Miller (@morganebeck) on May 5, 2018 at 12:50pm PDT

7. The sports world reacts.

Everyone from the U.S Ski & Snowboard team to Lindsey Vonn have taken to Twitter to express their heartfelt condolences to the Miller family. 


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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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